n African Journal of Psychiatry - The King's Speech : movie review

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1994-8220



February 2012 will mark the 60th anniversary of the death of King George VI, the royal Prince who was not supposed to be King. On the morning of 2 February 1952 the King's valet found him dead in his room at Sandringham, the royal family's country retreat in Norfolk. The Queen Mother, then Queen Elizabeth the Queen Consort was notified and she immediately rushed to his room, but to no avail. The King had died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness, suffering from lung cancer and arteriosclerosis amongst other ailments.

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